Media Release

Children's Medical Services Legislative Day

Wednesday, January 23, 2008 12:00 AM

5:00 p.m. 

TALLAHASSEE, FL - The Children's Medical Services (CMS) Gainesville area office will host the first Annual Legislative Day  on February 1, 2008 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Gerold L. Schiebler Children's Medical Services Center located at 1701 SW 16th Avenue Gainesville, Florida 32608.  The purpose of the event is to educate area legislators on issues related to children with special health care needs and the role CMS plays in providing health care services locally and around the state. 

"This is an important opportunity for local elected officials to learn about and personally meet the children and families in their area who are served by the CMS Network," said Deputy Secretary of Health for CMS, Joseph J. Chiaro, M.D. 

Alachua County's Legislative Day will include presentations on CMS, a clinic tour, and the opportunity for parents of children with special health care needs to share their experiences with their legislator.  This is the first time CMS has hosted an event like this in Alachua County. Children’s Medical Services is dedicated to providing care to children with special health care needs.  For more information, visit the DOH web site at and select Children's Medical Services from the drop down menu or visit    

State and Local CMS Representatives will be available to address the media at 11:30 AM

For additional information contact Event Coordinator Maggie Bednar, RN Nursing Director Children's Medical Services, at




  • Mark Sexton
  • Communications & Legislative Affairs Director
  • Phone: 352-374-5204
  • Cell: 352-283-2317

If you have a disability and need an accommodation in order to participate in a County program, service or public meeting, please contact the Alachua County Equal Opportunity Office at 352-374-5275 at least 2 business days prior to the event. TTY users please call 711 (Florida Relay Service).